Exporting Security Management Server Into Readable Format R80x

I wanted to tell everyone about how you can export your policy to plain text files. (sk120342)


  • Enter command line as expert
  • $MDS_FWDIR/scripts/web_api_show_package.sh ($FWDIR for smartcenter)
  • Copy the file over to laptop/desktop
  • Extract all files
  • Launch index.dat file









  • Open SmartConsole and view the rulebase you wish to export. From the rulebase’s toolbar select: ‘Action > Export’.

Author: Mark Bennett

I have traveled and consulted in 40 of the 50 states. Worked in industries from automotive, textiles, law enforcement, insurance, government, and health care. Forensics, Incident Response and Securing customer environments are my passions.